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Family Friendly Halloween Events: Calgary and Edmonton Areas

Have some fun with your family this Halloween season!  Here are Family Friendly Halloween Events  in the Calgary and Edmonton Areas!
** Updated for 2023 **

It’s almost time for Halloween, and it’s never too early to make plans for this fun season…Halloween is a season isn’t it?!  If you’re looking for some fun, family friendly, spooktacular Halloween events to take your family to, here are some great events in Calgary and surrounding areas, and in Edmonton and surrounding areas.  Happy Halloween!


Halloween Costume Swap (Okotoks)

Bring your costume to the Halloween Costume Swap in Okotoks and find something new to wear this Halloween for you and your kids (for all ages)! Please bring in clean costumes only.

  • Dates: Saturday September 30, 2023
  • Times: 10 AM – 4 PM (Drop off will run from 10 a.m. to 12, and the swap will run from 12 to 4 p.m. )
  • Visit their website for more details.

ZooBoo at the Calgary Zoo

ZooBOO is a chance for your kids to dress up early, trick-or-treat at the zoo, and enjoy seeing their favourite animals!

  • Dates: Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, 2023
  • Times: 9 AM – 5 PM daily
  • Visit their website for more details.

Halloween Brunch at the Calgary Zoo

  • Dates: Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, 2023
  • Visit their website for more details and tickets.

Ghoul’s Night Out at Heritage Park

Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park is a safe and fun-filled Halloween event for all ages! Pick out your costumes, gather the family and head out for some spooky fun. Cookie decorating, magic show, haunted house, pumpkin patch, crafts, scary storytelling and more!

  • Dates and Times:
    • Oct. 27, 2023: 5 to 9 PM
    • Oct. 28, 2023: 5 to 9 PM
    • Oct. 29, 2023: 3 to 7 PM
  • Visit the website for more details and to buy your tickets.

Halloween Night Hike at Weaselhead

A Halloween night hike presented by the Weaselhead Preservation Society. Learn about and seek out nocturnal creatures that call Calgary home, such as bats, owls, flying squirrels and more! Hike will be about 4-5km in length.

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark features over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this is a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience. Located at WinSport.

Halloween at Telus Spark Centre

Telus Spark is hosting Orange Crush for all of October 2023! Explore the gross side of science, a few science tricks and a whole lot of tasty treats! And don’t miss the Pumpkin Smash where pumpkins are slammed, bashed, mashed, thrown, pulverized, and more! Costumes are welcomed.

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

Suitable for all ages (except 3 days that are adult only), Field of Screams features 6 nightmare-inducing haunted houses. There are also, rides, activities, food & drinks and much more!

  • Dates and Times for 2023:
    • October 13, 14, 19 (adults only) from 6 PM to 11 PM
    • October 20, 21, 27, 28 from 6 PM to 11 PM
  • Visit the website for more details.

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park

Walk through the pumpkin patch, take photos, and pick pumpkins!

  • Dates and Times for 2023: October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 from 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Visit the website for more details.

Harvest Pumpkin Fest at Butterfield Acres

Dress up in your favourite family-friendly Halloween costumes and stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect pumpkin, visit animals, enjoy fall photo-ops, ride thru Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands. Warm up at a crackling fire pit while enjoying some hot chocolate (child temperature), apple cider, or coffee! 

  • Dates:  Weekends in October, 10 AM to 4 PM 
  • Visit the website for more details and to book your tickets in advance.

Dash of Doom

The Dash of Doom is Calgary’s only Halloween Race (1K, 5K or 10K)! This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event. Families, dogs and strollers are all encouraged to wear a costume and take part in this race supporting AARCS. Register early, this race sells out every year!

Sensory Halloween 2023 at Southcentre Mall

Presented by Autism Calgary. Activities include using a treasure map to find the special trick-or-treating stations, and finding the Halloween-themed displays that are perfect for memorable photo ops. All ages are welcome, as are neurotypical family members who’d like to join in the fun!

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

Dress up as your favourite family friendly character and stroll through Hallotown and discover spooky scenes around the park!

  • Dates and Times: September 9th to October 9th , 2023:  Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Monday from 11 AM to 5 PM.
  • Visit the website for more details.

Halloween Howl at Millarville Race Track

Head on out to the Millarville Race Track for a haunted house, games, candy, costume party and pumpkin carving contest!

  • Date and Time: TBA
  • WHAT TO BRING: Please note, you should bring one bag of wrapped candy per kid, a carved pumpkin, and a food bank donation. If you wish to participate in the potluck, bring a peanut free appetizer or treat.
  • Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Calgary Ghost Walks

  • Dates and Times: Different dates throughout September and October 2023
  • Locations: Inglewood, Kensington and Downtown
  • Visit their website for more details.


Boo at the Zoo

Wear your Halloween costume, bring a reusable bag and trick-or-treat to a few treat stops around the Zoo! Learn about some of the zoo’s spooky animals including the nocturnal animals and watch them get Halloween treats!

  • Dates:  October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2023 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dark at Fort Edmonton Park

Face your biggest fears at DARK. Escape a menacing jokester whose grand gesture is murder, visit a farm where a sinister deal harvests gruesome consequences. Or dare to discover what nightmares are made of when demons come knocking at three in the morning. Whatever your fright, DARK will leave you looking for the light switch. Come for the scares and stay for the food and fun.

  • NOT suitable for young kids…it’s for older teens and adults.
  • Dates for 2023:  October 6 – 29, 2023
  • Visit the website for more details, and to purchase tickets.

Prairie Gardens Pumpkin Patch and Fall-o-ween (Bon Accord)

Celebrate pumpkin harvest and family Halloween! Check out the infamous pumpkin cannon, FREE scarecrow making, pumpkins galore, live music, mimes, mazes, theatre, animals and wagon rides.

  • Pumpkin Patch 2023: Weekends in October
  • Fall-o-ween 2023: September 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th
  • Haunted Pumpkin Festival 2023: September 30th & October 1st, 7th, 8th & 9th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th
  • Visit the website for more details.

Creepy Crawly Muttart Halloween at Muttart Conservatory

Halloween fun for kids and adults of all ages! There will be creepy, crawly bugs to check out, the chance to plant a plant, a scavenger hunt with prizes and more!

Spooky Strathma at Strathcona Museum

The ghosts come out as the Strathcona Museum turns down the lights for Halloween fun. Come in your costume and bring a flashlight for this fun, family friendly event.

**  To avoid disappointment, please call to check times and availability before you go to any of these locations!  **

Have some fun with your family this Halloween season! Here are Family Friendly Halloween Events: Calgary and Edmonton Areas!

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